Types of Dental and OTC Mouth Pieces for Snoring

Types of snoring mouth pieces

You have different options to eliminate snoring through mouthpiece aids and one common type is over-the-counter none-fitted nonprescription mouthpiece. These mouthpieces can be purchased from your local store which can be an inexpensive and convent option. A second more expensive option is where you can more custom fit your mouthpiece. You can do this by ordering mouthpieces where you imprint your dental impression and send it back to a lab for the device to be made. You can find these types of mouthpieces on line by typing in “snoring mouthpieces” or a similar search. Custom fitted mouthpieces are mouth pieces that are fitted by a dentist and are the most expensive type of mouthpieces to use.

Most common problems with mouth pieces:

Though mouthpieces are very effective in stopping snoring by promoting a clear passage in the oral cavity for breathing, (reducing vibrations typically from the uvula/soft palate area). Some issues and conditions can cause them to uncomfortable to use. One such condition would be simply nasal congestion which causes a person to breathe through the mouth causing the mouthpiece to fall out or not be as effective. An improper fit is another problem that can cause the mouthpiece to be less effective or cause irritation with the gums or teeth.

Nasal congestion can be dealt with something as simple as nasal sprays many which can be bought over the counter and by prescription. Steroidal nasal sprays are an example of an effective type of spray this is bought by prescription. If you are looking for effective natural way to reduce nasal congestion one is acupressure done by applying gentle pressure on the nostril top and/or base. Other options are using a humidifier.

Nasal snoring, what is it and common aids

Along with mouthpieces or devices that address snoring from the oral area. There are devices that can help with snoring that is caused by the nasal cavity. Nasal snoring is the cause of the snoring and the sound is produced from the nostrils. Devices can support the nostril and cause clear breathing is called nasal dilation devices.  More explained in this post: http://www.kickingforkidswhocant.org/snore-aid-range-available-help-stop-snoring/

Data on snoring frequency

There is much data that indicates that people that habitually snore is a large number and the percentages seem to increase as people age. Some studies indicate 25% or more of the population snores on a consistent basis. Of these people, about 10% of the snoring is caused by the nasal cavity. Mouthpieces can be effective in promoting clear breathing, reducing vibrations that can create snoring sounds.

Tips for success in using mouth pieces to reduce snoring

  • Look at OTC mouthpieces first for fit and function, since they are the most inexpensive option
  • Consider ordering a mouthpiece you can fit at home. If the OTC option does not seem to work for you. As a more but not the most expensive option.
  • Nasal congestion can work against you using mouthpieces; try to clear nasal passages before using mouthpieces.
  • If the first three action steps do not work, an additional option is to have a dentist fit the mouthpiece.
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